Medievalist Participates in Special Virtual Event

Anita Obermeier, Professor and Director of Medieval Studies, participated in the special virtual event hosted by the Medieval Association of the Pacific entitled “MAP Past and Future.” MAP was founded in 1966 and is today the largest interdisciplinary medieval organization in western North America, with members around the Pacific Rim. It has long been a welcoming home for scholars at different career stages and in various career pathways. 

As a way to celebrate MAP’s history and look toward to the future, the MAP leadership invited a panel of former MAP presidents to reflect on their experiences in the organization. Anita Obermeier served as the organization’s president from 2012-14 and addressed the opportunities and challenges of the global turn in Medieval Studies.